Many cities and towns have animal control ordinances to protect the general public. At times, some of these municipalities and cities may revisit their local laws in the aftermath of an especially terrifying dog attack. Unfortunately, many in Connecticut have suffered serious injuries from animal bites.
Specially trained guide dogs are an invaluable asset to the lives of their owners. Unfortunately, with the increase in other types of service animals, many are concerned about the danger these animals pose toward unsuspecting victims. While some states are considering changes in service animal laws to reduce the chances of serious animal bites, Connecticut legislators have not made any changes regarding therapy animals.
Last summer, a boy suffered serious injuries when a dog attacked him for retrieving a ball. Now, the Connecticut town where the attack occurred is in a battle over whether the canine should be euthanized. While Connecticut has laws regarding animal bites, there are no clear-cut policies regarding purportedly dangerous dogs.
Every year, countless victims seek emergency treatment of injuries inflicted by pets. According to statistics, the majority of victims of animal bites are young males older than 5 but under 10 years of age. Many Connecticut residents have endured the trauma and pain caused by these often violent attacks.
When one is in a dangerous situation, the idea that emergency dispatchers are usually only minutes away can bring a sense of security. Unfortunately, the staff employed in these vital call centers have been known to make errors in judgment that can delay the dispatch of police and rescue crews. Recently, the city of New Haven, Connecticut, found itself the subject of a lawsuit after it was alleged that a call center inappropriately delayed help during an incident that resulted in a woman suffering fatal animal bites.
The warmer weather months lend themselves to enjoying outdoor activities with loved ones. Unfortunately, there are times when even an innocent outing such as an evening walk with family members can end with loved ones suffering serious injuries when an animal launches an unexpected attack. Recently, two Connecticut children and their grandfather required treatment of injuries that were inflicted by animal bites.
One of the popular subjects for comics was seeing mail carriers come to grief from neighborhood hazards. Unfortunately, postal carriers face a real threat of serious injury from animal bites in the normal course of delivering mail. While the numbers of attacks have dropped around most of the country, workers in Connecticut are still suffering injuries from pets.
One's daily routine often comes with a feeling of security that the day's events will unfold without any unsettling surprises. Unfortunately, even the most mundane day can become a terrifying ordeal in the aftermath of becoming a victim of a dog attack. Recently, one Connecticut man suffered serious injuries from animal bites as he went about his normal routine.
In today's pet obsessed culture, one of the draws in many communities is the presence of dog parks and other areas where pets are permitted. Unfortunately, these types of environments often come with a high risk for visitors or their pets to become victims of unprovoked animal bites. In response to increased incidents, one Connecticut town announced it was taking a tougher stance in order to prevent these and other issues.
The vast majority of dog owners take care to ensure that their pets behave properly. In the event that a dog escapes its property, an innocent bystander could suffer serious physical injuries from animal bites. Even though Connecticut already has strict liability laws regarding unprovoked attacks, residents in one town want new measures in place.